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The Apology to the Reader

AW Brian Simpson

in Reflections on 'The Concept of Law'

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693320
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731983 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693320.003.0001
The Apology to the Reader

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This chapter sets out the focus of the book, namely the author's personal relationship with HLA Hart's The Concept of Law, a book which has fascinated him for some fifty years. The aim of this book is to go back to The Concept of Law as it was written back in the 1950s and 1960s, and to the intellectual context in which it was produced. To this end this chapter considers a number of Hart's writings which date from around this time.

Keywords: HLA Hart; The Concept of Law; legal philosophy; writings

Chapter.  6693 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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